Due to SSSS migration Negotiations on workers' conditions of service suspended

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, has suspended all negotiations on conditions of service with public sector workers until the migration unto the single pay policy is completed.

  • Published:
Alex Segbefia, Minister of Health. play

Alex Segbefia, Minister of Health.

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, has suspended all negotiations on conditions of service with public sector workers until the migration unto the single pay policy is completed.

But the Health Service Workers Union, HSWU, says it has scheduled one month with the commission and government to conclude negotiations on conditions of service with them.

Government and stakeholders in the health sector have concluded the framework on conditions of service for all professionals in the sector.

As part of the framework on the conditions of service, all stakeholders have agreed to conclude their negotiations within one month.

"We have one month for each union or professional association to conclude negotiations and that begins from when you start the negotiation. Currently the GMA has been asked to begin so we don't know when exactly they will finish theirs. But as soon as the GMA finishes, another group will be invited. We are also in the process of developing our proposals because you can't go to the negotiating table without proposals. The framework document has just come out but we will still need to negotiate" said Abu Kuntulo, General Secretary of the Health Services Workers Union, HSWU.
Currently, the Ghana Medical Association has started the negotiations and is expected to conclude by July, 29.

However, the threat by the Ghana Medical Association GMA, to withdraw their services has triggered simmering agitations among other health professionals.

The Health Services Workers Union, has therefore convened an emergency meeting with its leaders across the country to manage the agitations.

Ahead of the negotiations, the union is calling for transparency among stakeholders.

"We wish to draw the attention of the parties to imbibe transparency; that is full disclosure of information and good faith during the negotiations and to respect the principles and procedures underpinning negotiation and collective bargaining as well as the essential service provision under the Labour Act 2003, Act 651" Deputy HSWU General Secretary, Reynolds Ofosu Tenkorang cautioned.

Credit: tv3network.com

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Illegal Migrants America to deport 7000 Ghanaians - US Ambassadorbullet
2 In Uganda Woman 37, has 38 childrenbullet
3 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
4 Cocaine Saga $30m worth of cocaine goes missing at Tema Portbullet
5 Crash One dead, three injured in Mallam interchange accidentbullet
6 GAF Ghana Armed Forces opens 2017/2018 recruitmentbullet
7 Easter Boozing Galore Adonko Bitters recalled, Angel Group...bullet
8 Fraudulent MPs cited in alleged UK visa fraud to lose...bullet
9 In Parliament Four Ghanaian MPs cited in alleged UK visa...bullet
10 Ga Homowo Ban on noise making begins May 8bullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to Pastorsbullet
2 AMERI Power Plant AMERI lacks expertise in power projects – Philip Addisonbullet
3 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
4 TRAGEDY Fire guts Coconut Grove Hotelbullet
5 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
6 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
7 Nigerians stop deportation of chained compatriot in KLM flightbullet
8 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to...bullet
9 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day...bullet
10 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's...bullet

News